Memorize the street names. Kid thing to do: make a mental map. Study the journey each morning.
Some days, straight to school. Other days, over to the miniature golf course to spend lunch money on pinball. Colorful, mechanical tables, lively, noisy: big round silver ball. Worth going hungry for.
There's a girl I love in school. She has the same name as my mother. But she's not reason enough to want to be there. Neither is pinball. On the whole it's better to stay home.